Rescuers clear debris Monday in China's Gansu province, where dozens of people were killed when earthquakes struck the region.
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July 22, 2013 The strong temblors also destroyed hundreds of homes in Gansu province. Rescue operations have been complicated by downpours and aftershocks.
A rescuer carries a child to safety after she was pulled out of her collapsed home after an earthquake hit Ya'an City in southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday.
April 20, 2013 The quake happened near the site of the devastating 2008 temblor that killed more than 90,000 people.
April 16, 2013 Five tremors rock Oklahoma early today; there are no reports of damage or injuries.
April 16, 2013 The estimated 7.8 magnitude temblor was felt across the region. Buildings swayed in India's capital.
September 5, 2012 An estimated 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica raised alerts for the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru.
Two police officers in Mirandola try to comfort a woman after today's earthquake in Northern Italy.
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May 29, 2012 At least 15 people are dead and it's feared that others are trapped in rubble and that the death toll will rise after an earthquake today in Northern Italy. The 5.8-magnitude temblor is the second deadly quake to hit Italy in the past nine days.
Many people went into the streets after the strong quake rocked Mexico City.
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March 20, 2012 The quake was centered 120 miles east of Acapulco.
March 5, 2012 The U.S. Geological Survey says there was a 4.0 magnitude temblor in the "San Francisco bay area" at 5:33 a.m. local time (8:33 a.m. ET).
In Joplin today: Some of the destruction.
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May 24, 2011 Can homes, schools, hospitals and office buildings be built to be tornado-proof? After the death and destruction we've seen in recent weeks in Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., that is likely on many minds. But an engineer lays out the difficulties.
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March 11, 2011 Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are filled with reports. Google's tool aims to help people contact their friends and family. Here's how to follow the story.
February 18, 2011 It's being called the "Guy earthquake swarm" and might be related to natural gas exploration in the area — or could be similar to a series of quakes that hit the state in the 1980s.
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